We’re HIRING: Team Lead – Counsellor

Team Lead – Counsellor

We are seeking a dynamic, feminist counsellor to oversee our innovative Right Here, Right Now drop-in single session clinic, and to facilitate group work and individual advocacy. This position will provide supervision and support to our team and offer counselling and community education and awareness.

This unique position is perfect for an experienced counsellor with administrative and team lead experience, who is ready to help guide our counselling service to the next level.

St. John’s Status of Women Council
The St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre is a feminist organization that since 1972 is continually working to achieve equality and justice through political activism, community collaboration and the creation of a safe and inclusive space for all women in the St. John’s area. The St. John’s Status of Women Council operates the Women’s Centre, Marguerite’s Place Supportive Housing Program, and the Safe Harbour Outreach Project.

Position Summary
This position coordinates and oversees all clinical services at the St. John’s Women’s Centre, including the Right Here, Right Now drop-in counselling clinic, group work, individual advocacy, and crisis intervention.

The Team Lead will facilitate a learning environment whereby team members are supported to work to their full scope of practice. The Team Lead will be proficient in single session counselling and supervision, and demonstrate excellence in leadership, role-modeling, communication and organizational skills, problem solving, and decision-making.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Provide counselling within our single session drop-in clinic, facilitate group work and individual advocacy.
• Facilitate ongoing orientation and learning for new and transferring staff, as well as student
placement initiatives.
• Mentor staff through supporting, teaching, role modeling, and coaching.
• Identify clinical issues requiring staff education and work collaboratively with the team and
community to address learning needs.
• Role model professional practice and promote best practice.
• Collect and analyze data and write reports.
• Act as a clinical resource for staff.

• Certified counsellor or M.S.W required.
• Minimum of three (3) years clinical experience. Preference given for experience in community mental health, women-centred therapeutic work.
• Proven competency in single session, narrative, and feminist therapy.
• Experience with group work, advocacy, and crisis intervention.
• Experience working with women and substance misuse.
• Demonstrated time management, communication (verbal and written), organizational and
interpersonal skills required.
• Demonstrated leadership, delegation, critical thinking and problem-solving skills involving
innovation/creativity in solution development.
• Proven team building, leadership, goal development, and evaluation skills.
• Experience working in an inclusive environment, working with trans, Indigenous, LGBTQ, and sex working women.

Hours of Work
Monday-Friday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.), some evenings and weekends as required.

To Apply
This position closes on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Please send your resume and a cover letter clearly outlining how your experience meets our requirements to Jenny Wright, Executive Director at jenny@sjwomenscentre.ca.

Indigenous, WOC, Trans and sex working women are encouraged to apply for this position.

Due to the high volume of responses we get to job postings, unfortunately only those who are moving on to the interview process will receive a response.